Live A Real-Life Fairytale: Plan Your Royal Palace Proposal TODAY!

No, this isn’t clickbait. You actually can plan your proposal at Kensington Palace. Ever wondered what it would be like to be treated like royalty? Has your partner dreamed of a fairytale proposal? Look no further. We spoke with the team at Kensington Palace and they’re sharing everything you need to know about booking your royal palace proposal. Does this sound like a dream-come-true? Read on to plan yours!

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everything you need to know about planning a royal palace proposal

So tell us, what’s this all about? Where did this idea spark from?
Who wouldn’t want to be engaged in a venue as prestigious and iconic as Kensington Palace? Having newly licensed two rooms within the State Apartments for wedding ceremonies last year, the idea of proposal packages came to us whilst we were looking for ways to allow people become part of history by making their own memories here at Kensington. As the birthplace of Queen Victoria and Albert’s relationship – they first set eyes on each other here – Kensington Palace oozes romance and opulence, making it the perfect setting to sweep anyone off their feet.

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How can I plan mine?
One of our dedicated members of the team would be so happy to help you arrange this special occasion. Once you get in touch, your very own proposal planner will assist you along the way. Your personal contact will arrange everything for you from the guide to the champagne. All you need to do is bring your fiancé-to-be!

What’s the process from start to finish?
Please do get in touch initially either by emailing us at kensingtonpalaceevents@hrp.org.uk or calling the team on 020 3166 6115. Once you have contacted us, you will have your very own proposal planner assigned to you to see to your each and every need. We would love to chat to you to find out more about you and what you want from your experience. We will discuss which exhibition you would like to be taken on a tour of and we will put together your contract. After the formalities, it’s time for you to sit back and let your proposal planner take care of the rest! On the day, you will be met at the Gold Gates by one of our knowledgeable Explainers. They will take you on a half an hour tour of your chosen exhibition before escorting you to the location of your choice (some of our favorites include the dramatic King’s Grand Staircase or the tranquil Sunken Garden) where the pinnacle moment will take place! Should you wish to arrange a photographer, the King’s State Apartments will be open solely for you whilst behind the scenes, your proposal planner will have arranged champagne to toast the special occasion.

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How much planning time is required?
You can book up to 18 months in advance but in order to ensure everything is perfect for this moment, your proposal planner will require a minimum of two weeks’ notice in confirming your booking.

What are the favorite proposal moments you’ve seen?
Back in September, we were thrilled to receive a call from David, an American romantic who had heard the love stories of the palace and wanted to create a dazzling proposal for his history-loving partner, Alex. David was keen to share the moment so flew Alex and the rest of his unsuspecting family over to the UK, surprising them with an exclusive tour of Kensington Palace. After many secret phone calls, we arranged the proposal to take place on the day of his grandparents’ anniversary, just to make that moment extra meaningful. Julian, their dedicated palace guide had been briefed to take photos of the happy couple along the way and after suggesting the King’s Grand Staircase as the perfect photo opportunity, David got down on one knee and chose this moment to begin his love story with Alex.

Please note that names have been replaced for confidentiality reasons.

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Can anyone plan a Royal Palace proposal?
Kensington Palace is an extra special and prestigious venue. We welcome everyone to experience the opulence and beauty of proposals here – the ultimate romantic setting.

What’s included in the proposal package? And what’s the cost?
You will have a dedicated proposal planner to help you along the way, a personal palace guide and a celebratory glass of champagne to enjoy in the historic setting of the King’s State Apartments. The proposal package at Kensington Palace costs £750 +VAT. Should you wish to additionally arrange a photographer, we would be delighted to help you with this.

Ready to book your fairytale proposal? Make sure to get in contact with Kensington Palace by emailing them at kensingtonpalaceevents@hrp.org.uk or calling the team on 020 3166 6115. Once you’ve proposed, your partner has said yes, and you’ve lived your royal-dream, make sure to submit your story on our site! We can’t wait to see your swoon-worthy proposal moments! :)


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